Sunday, April 06 2014



VICTOR ESPINOZA, CALIFORNIA CHROME, WINNER: “He knows what’s going on (when he goes to the gate). He’s calm and focused, but for some reason, we missed the break a tiny bit, but I put him in the race right away. I didn’t want to get stuck in traffic. It worked out well.”

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Friday, April 04 2014

Kentucky Derby Championship Series Weekly Update


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 4, 2014) – California-bred titan California Chrome will attempt to cement his status as the early favorite for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a strong performance in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby.

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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Friday, April 4

• Kid Cruz declared from Wood Memorial
• Samraat likely to use 'cruising speed' in Wood
• Sahara Sky, second one year ago, trying G1 Carter again

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Linda Rice today said that Wood Memorial contender Kid Cruz would miss tomorrow's Grade 1, $1 million race due to a sore shoulder.

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Wednesday, April 02 2014

6th Annual HANA Track Rankings Released. Keeneland, Kentucky Downs Shine

(Charlottesville, VA, April 2nd, 2014) For the sixth consecutive year, Keeneland topped the 2014 racetrack ratings produced by the Horseplayers Association of North America.

The HANA Racetrack Ratings are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study. Key factors including takeout rate, field size, wager variety, pool size, and signal distribution are analyzed track by track and weighted to produce a final composite score. Each of the 64 tracks is listed in rank order.

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Endorse the National Uniform Medication Program

Dear Supporters

To bring forward much-needed uniformity to the medication rules and
penalties in horse racing, there needs to be a streamlined set of regulations that is on par with international standards and creates new enforcement scheme with stronger penalties and deterrents. The adoption of the National Uniform Medication Program would do just that.

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Sunday, March 30 2014

STAKES RECAP: Vicar’s In Trouble Rules Again in Louisiana Derby


NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 29, 2014) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, so impressive winning the Grade III Lecomte Stakes here by 6 ¾-lengths Jan. 18 but compromised by an unfavorable outside post in the Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb. 22 when he finished third, returned to his winning ways with 3 ½-length front-running victory in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with Fair Grounds’ soon-to-be four-time defending jockey champion Rosie Napravnik aboard.

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Louisiana Derby Quotes

Rosie Napravnik, Vicar’s In Trouble, winner: “You know he is a tiny horse but he’s got a great big heart.”

Mike Smith, Intense Holiday, 2nd: "The inside horse jumped-out, right on me. But the race was over at that point. She (Rosie Napravnik) rode a great race. A brilliant race actually. It turned it into a two furlong sprint not a 3/8's type race where we can run out."

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Friday, March 28 2014

Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/28

Castellano Looks for First Florida Derby
Jerkens Sends Out House Rules In Oaks
Velazquez Does Homework for Wildcat Red

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Javier Castellano has had a pretty good winter. He captured his first Eclipse Award as champion jockey, set a North American record for single-season purse earnings, and broke his own record in becoming just the second rider to claim three consecutive Champions meet titles at Gulfstream Park.

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NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 28, 2014) –Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday, who has been installed as the morning line 2-1 favorite in Saturday’s 101st running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby, arrived at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Thursday shortly after noon along with Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, the 8-5 early line favorite for Saturday’s 90th anniversary edition of the Grade II New Orleans Handicap.

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Courtney Ryan Captures Fifth Straight Victory in Feature
Zimmerman Visits Winner’s Circle Twice in Comeback
Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Tops $4.1 million

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Win machine Courtney Ryan pulled clear of her five rivals down the stretch of today’s ninth race to capture her fifth straight victory, as well as her fourth win during Gulfstream Park’s Champions Meet.

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Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Thu 3/27

Garoffalo's Budget Just Right for Wildcat Red
East Hall Looking to Rebound in Besilu Stables Florida Derby
Maker to Rosario: "Get to the Wire First"

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Given a strict budget for the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. 2-year-old in training sale last March, trainer Jose Garoffalo wasn’t sure what he would be able to afford.

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Thursday, March 27 2014

Cairo Prince Favored in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby

Eight-Horse Field includes Stakes Winners Wildcat Red, General a Rod, Spot
Florida Derby Highlights $2 Million Card with Eight Stakes, Including Seven Graded

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Cairo Prince made a spectacular 2014 debut in the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (G2) on Jan. 25, sweeping around horses on the turn and drawing off to an exciting 5 ¾-length victory. While demonstrating an abundant amount of class, talent and professionalism, the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile left Gulfstream Park fans wanting to see more.

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